NORTH WEBSTER — Celebrate Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, with a Celtic music performance sponsored by the North Webster Community Public Library. The Irish-Americana band Soltré will perform at 6:30 p.m. in the North Webster Community Center banquet hall, playing a variety of traditional Irish music and dance tunes. The group is composed of Sean Ellsworth-Hoffman, Nathan Waddill, Eric Feichtner and Adam Carter. The band’s album “Wherever You Are” was listed on the Top 25 Albums List of WVPE-FM radio show “The Back Porch.” This Celtic music performance is free and open to the public.
Earlier in the week on Monday, Feb. 11, patrons can catch another musical performance at the Movie Matinee for Adults at 1:30 p.m. The Adult Services Department will be showing a 1998 film adaptation of a Broadway musical about singing and dancing felines. Bring snacks and sit back to enjoy a Broadway musical on film.
Songs, as well as books and stories, will be part of the fun at Lapsit Story Time at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, and Friday, Feb. 15. For infants and toddlers, Lapsit Story Time meets every Tuesday and Friday through April 26. Children, ages birth to 36 months, and their parents or caregivers are welcome to attend.
Preschoolers are invited to Preschool Story Time at 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays through April 10. The children, ages 3-6 learn through stories, finger plays, activities and crafts. Both story times also provide socialization experiences for the children and networking opportunity for parents.
If you feel guilty for spending time reading a good book instead of tackling your to-do list, you can let go of the guilt. According to researchers at the University of Louisville, taking time to read every day slows cognitive decline by 32% and reduces your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 60%. The research found that reading stimulates the production of a compound that fuels the growth of healthy new brain cells. For a healthy brain, spend time reading. The library has a large selection of books and reading materials to exercise your mind.